Details of Istanbul - Cappadocia - Nemrut Tour Package
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Day 1 - Istanbul arrival day
Welcome to Turkey Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Meet with staff and transfer to your hotel, transfer from airport and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
Between 08:00 -08:30 AM pick up from hotel and transfer to meeting point of group and tour guide for the Full Day Byzantine, Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour.We will visit to;
Hagia Sophia: Also Called the Church of Divine Wisdom, it is a masterpieceof grandeur and proportion. Coveted by the Islamic East and Christian West, the Hagia Sophia is one of mankind's greatest treasures.
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque): No one has been to Istanbul at least once can ever forget the feeling of awe and wonder at seeing the Blue Mosque for the first time.
Hippodrome and Obelisk: The vast Hippodrome, known as At Meydani or " plaze of the horses" stretches between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi): The Oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the center of the city.
Topkapi Palace: Topkapi palace was the main residence of the Sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Even though access was strictly regulated, inhabitans of the palace rarely had to venture outsince the palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity a city within a city. Audience and consultation chambers and areas served for the political workings of the empire.
Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: Little Hagia Sophia (KüçükAyasofya Camii), formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople, later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. Today the environment is a worth seeing natural culture center of the lost Ottoman Arts.
17:00 PM is the end of the tour, we will drop you back to your hotel and full day Byzantine,Ottoman Relics Tour will be ended.
Day 3 - Transfer from Hotel to Airport - Fly from Istanbul To Cappadocia - Full Day Cappadocia Tour - Overnight in Cappadocia
We will pick you up from your hotel about 05:00 AM transfer to airport fly to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival you will be met by our driver and transferred to Cappadocia to join the Cappadocia tour. Today you will be on a full day tour of Cappadocia visit to;
Devrent Valley: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1 KM from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 KM from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
Monks Valley: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
Avanos: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
Goreme Open Air Museum: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
Uchisar: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 05:00 PM. overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4 - Full Day South Cappadocia Tour - Overnight in Cappadocia
We will start to our day with breakfast then at 09:30 AM we will pick you up from your hotel and you will join south of Cappadocia tour. You will visit;
Kizilcukur: Is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
Cavusin: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2 KM from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St. John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.
Hospital Monastery: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.
Kaymakli Underground City: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
Pigeon House: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After the tour, transfer to hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 - Cappadocia to Nemrut Mountain
We will pick you up from the hotel and drive to visit the 13th century Caravanserai “Karatayhan “. The Next stop is Pinarbasi for a short tea break and then drive to Tekir for lunch, take a picture of the beautiful scenery of the Tekir valley. Drive to Kahramanmaras to have world famous ice cream (dondurma) then drive to Kahta. Tea break, transfer to hotel, dinner at the hotel and overnight in Adiyaman.
Day 6 - Nemrut Mountain and Harran
We will depart from the hotel very early in the morning and head up to the ruins. At the end of the journey, we will walk about twenty five minutes to the summit. Here we will watch the beautiful sunrise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods.
After sunrise, your guide will give you information about the Commagene Kingdom and the statues, whilst showing you around, giving you opportunities to take pictures. Then we will drive back to the hotel for breakfast. On the way back to the hotel we will visit the ruins of the Arsemia Roman bridge of Cendere and Tumulus Tomb of Karakus. After breakfast, we will begin driving to Sanliurfa and Harran and visit the Ataturk Dam, which is the biggest dam in the middle east. We will check-in to our hotel in Sanliurfa and have our lunch here. After lunch, we will visit Abraham's Cave and the Pools of Holy Carp surrounding the cave. We will then walk around the oriental covered bazaar and drive to Harran a village of spellbinding mud-brick "beehive" houses, as mentioned in the book of Genesis, where Abraham spent the last years of his life. After visiting the ruins of Harran including the city walls, the oldest Islamic university and the castle dated back to the 18th century, we will drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Sanliurfa.
Day 7 - Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa fly to Istanbul
After breakfast, we will depart your hotel for the first tour of the day at the ancient ruins of Gobeklitepe. This archaic site has baffled scientists and archaeologists since its rediscovery in 1995, and has since been found to be the oldest ruins in the world dating back 12,000 years! Gobeklitepe is today the source of controversial debate as to its origins, due to the advanced architecture, size of pillar stones found there (up to 60 tons) and of the site itself (20 temples uncovered so far). As you explore the ancient ruins you will see statues and objects carved out of stone that has survived the test of the elements for thousands of years, predating the oldest pyramids of Egypt, the Sumerian civilization and Stonehenge by up to 6,000 years. Following Gobeklitepe, you will go on to visit the town of Birecik, which is known for its bald-ibis (Kelaynak) birds. This is the only place in the world where these birds can be found and there is currently a very limited population remaining. You will also visit a breeding farm for the endemic Bald Ibis birds. At the end of the tour we will drop you to Sanliurfa Airport and fly to Istanbul.
- Minimum 2 people required to open departure for this tour.
- Mt. Nemrut tours are available from March 15 to end of November.
- December to March 15 is not possible due weather, snow conditions.
Includes of Istanbul - Cappadocia - Nemrut Tour Package
- All Airport hotel transportations
- 2 nights accomadation in Istanbul with breakfast
- Full day Istanbul city tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Istanbul to Cappadocia flight ticket
- 2 nights accomadation in Cappadocia with breakfast
- 2 full day Cappadocia tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- 1 night accomadation in Adiyaman with breakfast and dinner
- 1 night accomadation in Sanliurfa with breakfast and dinner
- Nemrut, Harran, Gobeklitepe tours includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Sanliurfa to Istanbul flight ticket
Excludies of Istanbul - Cappadocia - Nemrut Tour Package
- Personal expenses
- Drinks with meals
Pick-up and Drop-off Details of Istanbul - Cappadocia - Nemrut Tour Package
- Istanbul International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.